The Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Arkansas INBRE) is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IDeA program was established for the purpose of broadening the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical and behavioral research. Currently NIGMS supports INBRE programs in 23 states and Puerto Rico.
The Arkansas INBRE builds on the successful Arkansas Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) program that was established in 2001 under a grant from the NIH. The Arkansas BRIN established a statewide network that links Arkansas institutions of higher education to establish a statewide infrastructure in support of a growing effort to build a biomedical research capacity in Arkansas. Read more.
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April 4, 2017 Ι Ouachita Baptist University The AR-CURE project is hosting faculty from Genome Solver.org for a one-day Bioinformatics workshop at Ouachita Baptist University. Genome Solver focuses on using genomic sequence data from the Human Microbiome as a bioinformatics Course-embedded Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE). The one day (June 21st) workshop will specifically focus on helping faculty who are new or unfamiliar to bioinformatics. There is no cost associated with the workshop and there are no restrictions on who can attend. Space is limited. For more information visit:http://www.jcvi.org/cms/education/prodev/genome-solver-annotation-workshops. Faculty from two and four year undergraduate only institutions and local high schools are encouraged.
March 31, 2017 Ι Genomics Workshop Offered
Elizabeth Pierce, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the UALR Department of Information Science and David Ussery, PhD, Director of the Arkansas Center for Ecological and Genomic Medicine at UAMS offered a two-day Genomics Workshop. http://uamshealth.com/news/2017/03/31/genomics-workshop-ignites-students-passion-for-research/